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The effect of adherens junction components on keratinocyte adhesion in vitro: Potential implications for sealing the skin-implant interface of intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prostheses.
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PMID:  22815157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Amputation places a significant burden on healthcare systems worldwide as patients suffer life-long complications associated with the stump-socket interface. Skin penetrating, osseointegrated implants like intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prostheses, could overcome this, however, they rely on the formation and maintenance of an infection-free seal at the skin-implant interface. Epithelial cell migration around transcutaneous implants creates downgrowth, which leads to infection and implant failure. Epithelial cells form cell-cell attachments via adherens junctions and desmosomes that prevent cell migration via contact inhibition. If epithelial cells formed cell-cell attachments with an implant surface, it could facilitate stronger cell attachment and prevent downgrowth. In adherens junctions, E-cadherin is essential in homotypic cell attachment. In this study, we have demonstrated that cell-cell adherens junctions can be formed on substrates adsorbed with E-cadherin. We have assessed the effects of two E-cadherin peptides and determined an optimal concentration for increasing cell attachment via adherens junctions. We have demonstrated that adsorption of 15 μg/mL of the full extracellular domain of E-cadherin to titanium alloy significantly increases metabolic activity, cell area, and attachment of murine keratinocytes in vitro, with a fourfold increase in attachment via adherens junctions at 24, 48, and 72 h. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part A:, 2012.
Catherine Jane Pendegrass; Bethan Tucker; Shelain Patel; Robert Dowling; Gordon William Blunn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-4965     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101234237     Medline TA:  J Biomed Mater Res A     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
The Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science (IOMS), Centre for Biomedical Engineering, The RNOH, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP, United Kingdom.
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